$XXII this is for all the naysayers: Introducing VLN to the U.S. market will play a key role in supporting public health. By limiting the nicotine content of all combustible cigarettes to levels achieved in VLN, the FDA projects that 5 million adult smokers would quit one year after implementation and over 8 million American lives would be saved by the end of the century. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the importance of respiratory health and the wide ranging indirect, as well as direct, harms of cigarette addiction. Action is urgently needed to reduce exposure to nicotine among adult smokers and among youth who may experiment with nicotine and smoking.
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